San Diego

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Yet another Meerkat photo for the album.

San Diego was not on our itinery of places to go. However what with having a week to spare, due to Mad Si, being hospitalised we thought why the hell not.To be honest we didn’t see much of San-Diego and we didn’t meet many of the people.However we did have an enjoyable few days there, and definitely wouldn’t mind going back some day.

It took us a little bit longer to get from Vegas to San Diego on the Greyhound than we had expected (+ 2 ½ hours). We guess the delay was caused by laidback smokers but who knows.

We spent two days in Sea World which did have Killer and Buluga whales, dolphins, A walrus ,polar bears and more, (see photos) but for me definitely the best bit by far was stroking and feeding the bat rays (see photo), and holding the bat starfish.

There was a cuter baby girfaffe at the Zoo, but this photo was nicer.

We went on an awful behind the scenes tour on Sea World, the best bit was the tour girl having the ability to talk and walk backwards through the crowded park at the same time.

We saw more behind the scenes when Simon persuaded me to go on my first roller coaster/flume ride and it broke down half way.Well broke down isn’t exactly true, more like the ride had to be stopped and everyone evacuated for safety reasons because some impatient skinny chap got off the ride while it was still running, DOH!It took me a while to realise that anything was wrong, and *thankfully* we were not upside down or anything. The staff were brilliant, and got us out the “car” and off the ride safely. I would have been happy to just leave it at that, but we were given tickets so we could jump the queue and get straight back on the ride.

Hungry Beluga Whale waiting to be fed.
Although most people said “Thanks, but you don’t seriously think we are stupid enough to get back on that ride”.Simon persuaded to get straight back on, so know I can say that I have been on a roller coaster/flume ride 1 ½ times and there are not that many people who can say that.

We also spent a day at the world famous San Diego Zoo the highlights here were probably being able to watch a hippopotamus playing with a ball underwater and going on the zoofari (cable car) over the zoo. We also enjoyed watching the Tapirs and the Meercats which are always our favourites.

San Diego zoo is right next to Balboa park which is home to about 13 different museums.

The Natural History Museum would have been nice to visit, but we didn’t want to go through the kafuffle of being searched.

Simon set the air-con so low, the polar bears were banging on the door again ;)
(The Dead Sea Scrolls are currently on display). Although you can hop on and off the park’s free tram we were content just to stroll around. There are lovely Spanish style buildings (nice and cool), Moorish archways, fountains ,a carousal, free botanical gardens and pond…. (see photos). We enjoyed a picnic and also paid a visit to the Japanese friendship garden. The museums are free to visit on various Tuesdays and free concerts are also put on, in the park most summer evenings.

We were pretty close to the Mexican border and had we had more time then we probably would have nipped over to Tijuana, however we didn’t think that emigration would be that impressed. So instead we went down by the harbour and enjoyed just chilling out watching the pelicans and butterflies goes by.

We were also able to while away some time in the massive Dorothy House thrift shop. Here I was able to pick up a lovely evening dress (for Vegas), and some *lovely* Perspex platform porn shoes, which alas I had to leave behind in San Diego. Still Las Vegas was calling and it was time to go.............

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Yet another Meerkat photo for the …
Yet another Meerkat photo for the…
There was a cuter baby girfaffe at…
There was a cuter baby girfaffe a…
Hungry Beluga Whale waiting to be …
Hungry Beluga Whale waiting to be…
Simon set the air-con so low, the …
Simon set the air-con so low, the…
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Giant carnivorous star-f…
YIKES! Giant carnivorous star-…
Bat-ray star-fish in forbidden ree…
Bat-ray star-fish in forbidden re…
Caz loses fish but not fingers!
Caz loses fish but not fingers!
Ride on the Zoofari (cable-car ove…
Ride on the Zoofari (cable-car ov…
This is where I got stuck and not …
This is where I got stuck and not…
Cute turtle picture for Mich.
Cute turtle picture for Mich.
Dolphins, I still dont trust them.
Dolphins, I still don't trust them.
Botanical garderns and water-lily …
Botanical garderns and water-lily…
Spanish style architecture at Balb…
Spanish style architecture at Bal…
Thankfully, hippos appear much les…
Thankfully, hippos appear much le…
Giant Panda, they dont move much.
Giant Panda, they don't move much.
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